Dating chinese porcelain
Some voices: "This book is a milestone for dating Chinese porcelain, for museums, collectors and dealers alike." "One thing that also sets this book apart from most other publications is the massive research and the number of pieces that has gone into its making.This is not an idea, or a 'suggested direction of further research' etc., this is the thing.! Now I have a good reference at hand to date the porcelain by faces.Although this was the northernmost outpost of New Spain, a frontier settlement, a list of all the posessions of Doña Francisca Galindo, a member of Oñate's 1600 expedition, indicates that some of these early settlers were of wealthy background and owned luxurious articles of clothing and household goods: Nine dresses, two of brown and green cloth, trimmed; another of velvet adorned with velvet belts and gold clasps; another of black satin with silk gimps; another of black taffeta, trimmed; another of coarse green cloth with sashes embroidered in gold; another of crimson satin with sashes and gold trimming; another of tawny color with a white Chinese embroidered skirt; further, two silk shawls with bead tassels; four pairs of thin wool sleeves; one damask and velvet hoopskirt; four ruffs, four cold coiffures; twelve plain bonnets, six shirts; three pairs of fancy cuffs; one necklace of pearls and garnets with a large cross; a headdress of pearls...." With such luxurious clothing and household goods, it is not surprising that Chinese porcelain was found at the first Spanish settlement of San Gabriel de Yunque, which was founded in 1598. San Gabriel was abandoned in 1610, and the capital was relocated to Santa Fe. Bowl, Chinese porcelain painted with overglaze enamels in red and green, interior painted in underglaze blue, 16th century, diam. Usually we think of "export porcelain" as wares transported to Europe by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, by the Dutch as of the seventeenth and later by other European countries.
The Irish friar Thomas Cage, an early seventeenth-century visitor to Mexico City, wrote, commenting on the wealth to be seen in the capital, that many inhabitants wore "the best silks from China." Previous to the Spanish conquest Mexico City (then Tenochtitlán) was crisscrossed by canals. Recent attempts by Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt have failed to find it (Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt, "Les Porcelaines Chinoises du Palai de Santos," Arts Asiatiques, Vol. "To arrive at a stylistic chronology in the rendering of facial features of people in porcelain decorations, the author has collected and categorized more than 3900 faces of men, women and children in Chinese porcelain decorations, dating from the 15th century until present day. A handbook for dating Chinese porcelain from facial features and adornments for museums, collectors and dealers alike.The format of simple text and great pictures works wonderfully well when trying to assimilate knowledge. " "This is a refreshing change, although I am English I have to sit with a dictionary to fully understand some of the older classic reference books and the archaic language used by oxford graduates! " " A significant weapon in the armoury against confusion, misinformation and fakery! However, from the sixteenth century onwards the Spanish also carried porcelain from the Far East to their colonies in the Americas.
While in the sixteenth century large collections of porcelain in Europe were formed by noblemen such as the collection of the Medici and the one of Ferdinand II of Austria at Schloss Ambras, in Mexico porcelain was the property of many people. Jean Charles Davillier, Les Origines de la Porcelaine en Europe.